AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, one of the nation's leading providers of medical billing, practice management, and coding services for specialty physicians, hospitals, and surgery centers, is launching its QualityEdgeSM information capture service, which allows physicians and other providers to easily capture data that would otherwise require paper notes or the use of an EMR. AdvantEdge will initially launch QualityEdge for anesthesiology practices, allowing them to easily capture and report on the Anesthesia Quality Institute's (AQI) metrics that are part of the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR).
The HIPAA-secure QualityEdge service allows healthcare providers to easily capture and view quality, coding, billing, and related information through any Internet-connected mobile device or computer. In addition, users can view custom reports by category, including location, provider, surgeon, case type, time of day, and much more. QualityEdge features virtually unlimited business intelligence reporting through AdvantEdge's InfoEdge BI and is fully integrated with AdvantEdge's billing platform for reporting analysis.
"Anesthesiologists continually seek better ways to improve quality and measure their results against benchmarks," said Richard Dutton, M.D., Executive Director of AQI. "By working with companies like AdvantEdge, anesthesia practices will be able to run their day-to-day operations using robust, real-time metrics that place them at the forefront of anesthesia groups. We think QualityEdge is a very easy and low-cost way for anesthesiologists to capture the needed information without impacting their clinical workflow."